Re: INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR LOGIC: CSMFsowa@turing.pacss.binghamton.edu (sowa)
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 94 14:41:56 EDT
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Subject: Re: INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR LOGIC: CSMF
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If it will make you any happier, please be assured that we are
indeed "allowing" true higher-order logic within the KIF and CG
frameworks. As I have repeated many, many, many times, we are NOT
providing an FOL framework. We are providing an infinite hierarchy
of metalanguages, all of which have a first order structure.
In that structure, we can define new axioms for languages, including
any version of HOL that you please -- that includes TRUE HOL, with all
its works and pomps, including quantification over all subsets of any set.
All of the examples that you cited can indeed be handled.
I have shown how to do some of them. You can take it from there.
Meanwhile, I am trying to finish my book. I will include therein
many more examples, many more exercises, and answers to the more
interesting exercises in the back.
It will all become clear in due course.